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3 Recent Developments in Bridge Building

Posted by Edward Dill on Apr 26, 2018 9:04:00 AM

 

Bridges are some of the most complex pieces of infrastructure on the planet. From suspension spans to flat-pack elevations, technological advancements have changed the scope of bridge construction drastically over the past several decades.

Aptus keeps our fingers on the pulse of bridgework because innovations in the bridge space are inherently related to what we do best. Our bridge-attached utility projects ultimately function as an extension of the bridges they’re supported by.

Here are three exciting developments in the bridge building industry we’re keeping a close eye on.

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Topics: Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Build, Bridge Repair

The Impact of Wildlife on Bridge Piping

Posted by Edward Dill on Mar 20, 2018 9:05:00 AM

 

Bridge piping accomplishes a variety of utilitarian purposes. On hundreds of thousands of bridges across the U.S., bridge-attached piping moves vital resources such as water, natural gas, and even high-speed internet cabling from one point to another. It’s important to remember that not only do bridges themselves have a significant impact on the environment around them, bridge piping does, too.

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Topics: Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Piping, Wildlife

3 Ways to Prevent Bridge Piping Ruptures Before They Happen

Posted by Edward Dill on Feb 20, 2018 9:02:00 AM

Ruptures are one of the most pressing issues facing America’s bridge-attached pipelines, and they’re more common than you think. Sensitive utilities such as gas and water are susceptible to rupture for myriad reasons including inclement weather, deferred maintenance, and even accidental puncture.

The good news is, most bridge pipeline ruptures are totally preventable. Aptus is an industry leader in repairing bridge-attached utilities when they rupture, but we have a vested interest in preventing these kinds of issues from happening in the first place. Here are three ways we’ve proven can stop bridge piping ruptures before they start.

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Topics: Bridge Utilities, Piping, Bridge Maintenance, Bridge Piping

Bridge Maintenance Considerations for High-Salinity Locations

Posted by Edward Dill on Jan 26, 2018 9:44:00 AM

 

Bridges are complex structures, designed to withstand the significant effects of friction, vibration, and weather. Bridges installed in high-salinity locations are particularly susceptible to damage over time.

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Topics: Bridge Maintenance, High-Salinity Locations, Anti-Corrosion